As a Pre-Basel 2018 novelty, Breguet announces a new timepiece, the Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique in a “Grand Feu” enamel version, from its Grandes Complications collection
This new Classique Grandes Complications 5367 provides a beautifully simple interpretation of the tourbillon, which reigns supreme on a minimalist dial. The information has been deliberately pared down to essentials in order to give the mechanism the full attention it deserves. Contrary to reference 5377 presented in 2013, this 2018 edition has no power-reserve indicator.
In order to highlight the key element, Breguet has opted for a graphic hand-bevelled tourbillon bar, topped by a spinel. The likewise blue Breguet hands strike a powerful contrast with the immaculate whiteness of the traditional enamel, thereby ensuring perfect legibility of the hours and minutes. The chapter ring with Breguet Arabic numerals is off-centred at 11 o’clock and thus directly facing the tourbillon at 5 o’clock. This display layout is reminiscent of the watches created by A.L. Breguet.
While the appearance of this Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique model is extremely understated on the front, its movement is nonetheless richly decorated. The bridges, barrel and oscillating weight are hand-engraved. Crafted in platinum for greater inertia, the latter rotates on the periphery of the calibre, thus providing a clearer view of the movement as well as ensuring its slimness.
The Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique 5367 measures a mere 7.45 mm thick and its movement just 3 mm. Calibre 581 powering this timepiece comprises a balance oscillating at a frequency of 4 Hz while maintaining a comfortable 80-hour power reserve. This distinctive performance is enabled by a “high-energy” barrel, whose patented construction serves to increase the number of coils of its spring and hence augment energy storage.
The new Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique 5367 with its “Grand Feu” enamel dial is available in rose gold or platinum versions, respectively fitted with a mahogany brown or blue alligator strap and both featuring a rhodium-plated movement.
Model: Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique 5367
18-carat rose gold with a finely fluted caseband
Sapphire crystal caseback
Diameter: 42 mm
Welded lugs with screw-secured bars
Water-resistant to 3 bar (30 m)
“Grand Feu” enamel, signed Breguet
Chapter ring with Breguet Arabic numerals
Breguet open-tipped hands in blued steel
Mechanical self-winding, extra-thin (3 mm), Cal. 581
Numbered and signed Breguet
80-hour power reserve
Barrel mounted on roller bearings. Inverted lateral lever escapement with silicon horns
Frequency 4 Hz
Silicon balance spring
Tourbillon with titanium carriage
Small seconds on the tourbillon axis
Alligator leather with gold folding clasp.
Also available in platinum: Reference 5367PT/29/9WU